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Drexel offers its highly engaged faculty and professional staff a comprehensive and world‐class benefits package that includes generous vacation and paid time off as applicable (including civic engagement days), up to an 11% 403(b) Retirement Plan match with immediate vesting, and remote and flexible work options for many roles. Our exceptional medical plans include domestic partner and fertility assistance and our award‐winning A Healthier U wellness program. In addition, faculty and professional staff at Drexel enjoy free tuition for themselves and their dependents for Drexel degree programs, certification, and non‐certification programs. And as part of the tuition offering to employees, Drexel participates in a tuition exchange program for dependents with other higher education institutions. These are just a sample of our extensive benefit offerings. Please see this Benefits Brochure for more information.

Information Security Architect

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Work type: Full-Time
Location: University City - Philadelphia, PA
Categories: Drexel University

Title: Information Security Architect

Location: 3101 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104   

Support the Chief Information Security Officer’s work on leadership, strategy, policy, risk management, disaster recovery, business continuity, compliance, external relations, and emerging technologies and threats. Manage vulnerability scanning and monitoring programs, including patch management and retirement of obsolete systems. Manage or support the following projects: forensics, intrusion detection, incident response, threat hunting, endpoint security, network security, cloud computing, software contracts, and management of security operations. Lead or collaborate on in-house security software development and maintenance; perform security awareness training for Drexel University faculty, staff, and students; perform forensics, intrusion detection and incident detection, and document the remediation using the following: Splunk, Palo Alto Firewalls, Windows Defender, Microsoft Advanced Threat Protection (ATP), and Access Data Foresnic Toolkit (FTK); run threat hunting, vulnerability scanning, and monitoring using Tenable, Nessus, Shodan, BitSight, and Dorkbot; perform patch management and retirement of obsolete systems with the Center for Internet Security Controls Critical Security Controls (CIS CSC); execute end-point security, including encryption at rest and encryption in transit using Microsoft Data Loss Prevention (DLP), Microsoft Cloud Security platform, Sophos Endpoint Protection, Windows Defender, Splunk, and Palo Alto XSOAR; and conduct Identity Management, Third-Party Risk Management, and Compliance with the Higher Education Community Vendor Assessment Toolkit (HECVAT), Security Operations Center (SOC 2) Type II Reports, and Payment Card Industry (PCI) Attestation of Compliance (AOCs).

Job Requirements

  • Master's degree (or foreign equivalent) in Business Administration, Computer Science, Information Systems, or a related field, CISSP or equivalent information security certification, and three (3) years of experience in an information security position including:
    • Managing information security technologies to protect information, networks, servers, endpoints, and cloud services, e.g., firewalls, antivirus, encryption, data leak prevention, security information and event management systems, and intrusion detection and prevention systems.
    • Managing identity, vulnerability, and threats
    • Incident detection, documentation, response, and remediation.
    • Applying information security and privacy laws, regulations and guidelines, e.g., data breach state laws, FERPA, HIPAA, NIST, PCI-DSS, DFARS, and GDPR.

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Drexel University, in compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act (Clery Act) publishes the Drexel University Security & Fire Safety Annual Report for current and prospective students and employees. This report contains important safety information and crime statistics for the previous three years. These statistics pertain to reported crimes that have occurred on campus, in certain non-campus buildings or properties that are owned or controlled by Drexel University, and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from the campus.

Printed copies of this report are also available by calling the Public Safety Administrative Office, 215.895.1550.

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